PRE-DRINK

Short Film – Quebec – 2017 – 23 min

Color | French with English subtitles | 4:3 | 5.1

SYNOPSIS

Alexe is a young trans woman, and Carl a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes Alexe, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.

Press Kit
  • Toronto International Film Festival – Short Cuts, 2017 *Best Canadian Short Film
  • Talent tout court/Not Short on Talent – Cannes Film Festival, 2017
  • Atlantic International Film Festival, 2017
  • Festival international du film francophone de Namur, 2017
  • Festival international du film de Bordeaux, 2017
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2017
  • Prends Ça Court Trouville, 2017
  • Festival international du film francophone d’Acadie, 2017
  • Whistler Film Festival, 2017
  • Thess International Short Film Festival, 2017 *Cinematic Achievement Award
  • Southwest International Film Festival, 2018
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest, 2018
  • Flickerfest, 2018
  • Tampere Film Festival, 2018
  • Antitube, 2018
  • Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, 2018
  • Canadian Screen Awards, 2018 *Nominated for Best Short Film
  • 15e Gala Prends ça court *Audience Award – Ville de Montréal, Post-Moderne Award
  • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, 2018 *Best Fiction Short Film
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2018
  • Nashville Film Festival, 2018
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2018
  • On vous ment : Festival Documenteur, 2018
  • InsideOut LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Seoul International Women Film Festival, 2018
  • Gala Iris Québec Cinéma, 2018 *Best Fiction Short Film
  • OutFilm : Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Festival 48 Images Seconde, 2018 – *Jury Prize
  • Festival Longue Vue sur le court, 2018 – *Best Script
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2018
  • Sicilia Queer Film Fest, 2018
  • Mostra La Ploma (Espagne), 2018
  • Kortfilmfestivalen: The Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2018
  • fliQs: Queer Film Nights, 2018
  • Frameline, San Francisco, 2018
  • Festival MIX Milano, 2018
  • Korea Queer Film Festival, 2018
  • Outfest Los Angeles, 2018
  • Odense International Film Festival, 2018
  • Seattle International Film Festival, 2018
  • Transgender Film Festival Zurich, 2018
  • Lovers Film Festival – Torino Lgbtqi Visions, 2018
  • Festival Internacional de Cine IBAFF, 2018
  • Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Journées du Cinéma Québécois en Italie: CinemaQuebecItalia, 2018
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival, 2018
  • Concordia Film Festival, 2018
  • Meziprata Film Festival, 2018 *Best Short Film award
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia IBAFF, 2018
  • Norwegian Short Film Festival – Grimstad, 2018
  • Écrans Mixtes Lyon, 2018
  • Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, 2018
  • 31st annual All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF), 2018
  • Reel Affirmations: Washington, DC’s LGBTQ Film Festival, 2018
  • Off-Courts Trouville 2018
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival, 2018
  • Zinegoak, International LGTB Film and Performing Arts Festival, 2018
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2018
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, 2018
  • Les Percéides, 2018
  • L’Espace Filmique, 2018
  • Cinéma Diverse, Palm Spring LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Q Cinema – Fort Worth, Texas, 2018
  • PROUD film festival, 2018
  • Louisville LGBT film festival, 2018
  • TWIST Seattle film festival, 2018
  • Durham film festival, 2018
  • Mix Copenhagen LGBTQ film festival, 2018
  • NewFest: The NYC LGBT film festival, 2018
  • Reel Affirmation film festival, 2018
  • Inside Out 2018 Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, 2018
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, 2018
  • Iris Prize Festival, 2018 *Finalist – Iris Prize
  • Encounters Bristol, 2018
  • BENT: the 27th annual Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival, 2018
  • Out On Film/Atlanta, 2018
  • Trans Film Fest Stockholm, 2018
  • SPASM, 2018 *Audience Award
  • Chéries-Chéris, Festival LGBT à Paris, 2018 *Grand Prize
  • Nahia Film Fest: International Short Film Festival (Spain, Granada), 2018 *Special Jury Award
  • Plein(s) Écran(s), 2018
  • 26th MIX BRASIL FESTIVAL, 2018
  • Queer Screen – Sydney, 2019
  • ReelOut – Kingston’s Queer film + Video festival, 2019
  • Qflix Philadelphia, 2019
  • Go Short – Netherlands, 2019
  • Queen’s World film festival, 2019
  • Vues d’en Face – Grenoble, 2019
  • Académie des Césars – Nuits en Or, 2019
  • Prague Pride screening – Meziprata Film Festival, 2019

Pascale Drevillon
Alex Trahan

Screenplay: Marc-Antoine Lemire
Director: Marc-Antoine Lemire
Production: Maria Gracia Turgeon & Marc-Antoine Lemire
Cinematographer: Léna Mill-Reuillard
Production designer: Marc-Antoine Lemire
Editing: Anouk Deschênes
Sound: Laurent Ouellette
Sound Design: Jean-David Perron, Theo Porcet
Mix: Jean-David Perron, Theo Porcet

After completing a BFA in film in Montreal, Marc-Antoine Lemire directed the short film “Inner Jellyfishes” (winner of the Vanguard Award, SF Shorts, San Francisco, 2015), motivated by the passion of an independent and free cinema. Marc-Antoine is interested in a daring and sensitive art that rather focus on the character’s point of view than on technical prowess. His new short, PRE-DRINK, won the Award for BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM at TIFF 2017.

FILMOGRAPHY

Pre-Drink – 2017

Inner Jellyfishes (Les Méduses) – 2015

  • Festival de Cine de Granada
  • SF Shorts – Lauréat du VANGUARD AWARD – San Francisco, US.
  • Outfest – Compétition Officielle – Los Angeles, US.
  • Image+Nation – Sélection Officielle – Montréal, Canada.
  • Mardi Gras film Festival – Sélection Officielle – Sydney, Australie.
  • Roze Filmdaggen – Compétition Officielle – Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.
  • Brisbane Queer Festival – Compétition Officielle – Brisbane, Australie.
  • BFI Flare – Sélection Officielle – Londres, UK.
  • Rio Fest. de Gênero & Sexualidade – Comp. – Rio de Janeiro, Argentine.
  • Springfield MA LGBT film festival – Sélection Officielle, Springfield, US.
  • Kashish Mumbaï Int. Queer film fest – Sélection Officielle, Bombay, Inde.
  • TWIST : Seattle Queer Film Festival – Sélection Officielle – Seattle, US.
  • Vinokino – Compétition – Turku / Helsinki, Finlande.
  • PROUD! Filmfestival – Sélection Officielle -Aarhus, Danemark.
  • Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage – Compétition – Hambourg, Allemagne.
  • Festival Mix Mexico – Compétition Officielle – Mexico, Mexique.
  • Festival Mix Milano – Sélection spéciale Cinéma Canadien – Milan, Italie.
  • Melbourne Queer film Festival – Compétition Officielle – Melbourne, Australie.

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